Personal Injury Articles

Insurance Bad Faith – Punitive Damages

In certain circumstances, an insurance company may be liable for punitive damages because of its wrongful refusal to defend, failure to provide an adequate defense, breach of its duty to settle, breach of its duty to indemnify, or breach of

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Negotiating Bad Faith and Insurance Coverage Claims

The damages recoverable for insurance bad faith committed in Pennsylvania depend on whether the plaintiff asserts statutory and/or common law claims. In Pennsylvania, there is no common law tort action for the bad faith handling of first party claims – and thus no damages recoverable therefrom.

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6 Steps to Take After You’ve Been In A Car Accident

Every 4 Seconds There’s a Car Accident in Pennsylvania. This means that you have a 1 in 41 chance of being involved in a car accident – and you need to be prepared for what to do when a car crash happens.
Follow these 6 steps after your car accident, and you will significantly improve your chances of a positive recovery.

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The Three Most Important Things to Do Right After a Slip or Trip and Fall

In the moments following a serious slip or trip and fall accident you are not thinking clearly. The last thing on your mind is how you will support your personal injury claim or lawsuit. What you do next can make or break your personal injury claim. The success of a slip or trip and fall lawsuit depends in large part on the evidence surrounding the fall and what the injured persons does in the hours or days afterward.

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We Know It Can Be Difficult To Contact An Attorney

Choosing a attorney is an important and difficult decision, partly because the decision to call an attorney itself can be so difficult for many people. Be assured, the attorneys of Meyers Evans and Lupetin and Unatin will listen to your story and treat you with respect. You called for help and you deserve to fully understand why we can or cannot help you. Our purpose is to provide answers.

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The Real Cost of a Pedicure: Hidden Dangers Lurking in Nail Salons

Nail salons can be the source of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other infectious agents including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. Patrons can contract these biologic hazards from salons that re-use utensils and instruments without properly cleaning them between patrons or ineffectively clean equipment. Bacteria and fungus from unclean nail tools can contribute to other serious conditions such as thrombophlebitis, osteomyelitis, and sepsis which require extensive and expensive medical attention to treat or cure.

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New Recommendations to Monitor Coffee Roasters for Potential Lung Disease

Bronchiolitis obliterans is commonly referred to as “popcorn lung” because several popcorn factory workers died when they developed the disease after occupational exposure to alpha-diketones from the butter flavoring. However, popcorn processors are not the only factory workers at risk to be exposed to hazardous levels of alpha-diketones at work. Preventing environmental exposure to airborne alpha-diketones is crucial because, the symptoms of bronchiolitis obliterans can be quite severe—even fatal—many patients who develop severe bronchiolitis obliterans require a lung transplant.

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Contaminated Water At Summit Elementary School

Pittsburgh attorney Brendan Lupetin of Lupetin & Unatin has been retained to represent the children of Summit Elementary School in a lawsuit against the Butler Area School District after high levels of lead and E. coli bacteria were found in the school district’s well water.

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